Carbonate Mineralogy of the Lower Ordovician Burchards Limestone in West- Central Vermont

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Author: Zen E-an
Description:The mineralogy of mottled limestones and associated dolostones of the Lower Ordovician Burchards limestone in W-central Vermont was quantitatively studied by X-ray diffraction. The dolomitic mottled patches consist of dolomite and calcite, and the bulk chemical composition calculates out consistently to about 30 percent of MgCO 3 by weight, which is verified by wet chemical analysis. Among the mottled patches, outlines of mollusks can be discerned locally.
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Name: Marjorie Gale
Organization Name: Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Street: 1 National Life Dr
City: Montpelier
State: VT
Zip: 05671-2420
Phone: 802-654-5210
Geographic Extent
North Bounding Latitude: 43.858069
South Bounding Latitude: 43.290559
East Bounding Longitude: -72.699796
West Bounding Longitude: -73.431333